Derby Antique Roll Top Desk
This was made by George H. Derby. It measures 72″ Long x 36″ Deep x 51.5″ tall. It’s made of solid oak and is an “S” curve model.
The wood is quarter sawn oak, also known as tiger oak because of the stripes in the grain. That adds value.
The other details that make this a much better than average roll top are it’s an S roll, the banks go all the way to the floor, it’s made of solid oak rather than veneer, it has panel sides and is made by Derby of Boston.
Retail value: $3,500
Wholesale: $1,500 (There’s an extra wide gap in retail vs. wholesale pricing because these are not fast selling for re-sellers right now. But when you find an interested buyer, that wants a desk like this, they should appreciate it’s quality.Google+